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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

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Glenn Greenwald
Guardian Reporter
CNNW 08/20/2013
Greenwald continued: States, every single major news organization in the world has classified information reporting on what governments do in the secret, is what journalism is about. So if you want to support the idea that states can just go and confiscate from journalist, classified information, you should be demanding that your government go physically into newsrooms and seize whatever classified information is there. All of the best reporting over the last 40 years involved journalists having classified information, the pentagon papers, the bush torture sites, CIA black sites, the illegal warrantless ease dropping program that’s what investigative journalism is and if you want to
Glenn Greenwald
Guardian Reporter
CNNW 08/20/2013
Greenwald continued: criminalize that, it means that you’re asking as a citizen to be kept ignorant and to allow people in power to conceal what they’re doing behind a wall of secrecy and to have no accountability or transparency. Journalism is not a crime and it is not terrorism.
Glenn Greenwald
Guardian Reporter
CNNW 08/20/2013
Greenwald: Everything single thing that both David and I carry, even personal items, things for his school, are protected by very advanced encryption which they can't access. So taking it doesn't enable them to know what is in there, either. It’s not going to stop our reporting and doesn't do them any good. All it did, as i said this week, is give them a huge black eye in the world and make them look thuggish and authoritarian interfering in the journalism process, creating international incidents with the government of Brazil which is indignant with what is being done for no benefit at all to themselves,
Glenn Greenwald
Guardian Reporter
CNNW 08/20/2013
Greenwald continued: which is why I said they will truly come to regret what they have done. Because aside from being oppressive and dangerous, it's also quite incompetent and really quite dumb.
Margaret Warner
Senior Correspondent, PBS News Hour
KQED 08/21/2013
Warner: the nation's top intelligence official today declassified documents showing that for three years, the national security agency, or NSA, collected more than 50,000 emails a year between Americans with no connection to foreign intelligence terrorism. The foreign intelligence surveillance court in 2011 ruled the collection methods unconstitutional. Today's documents show changes the NSA made so the program-- designed to target foreign intelligence-- could continue.
Siobhan Gorman
Wall Street Journal Reporter
KQED 08/21/2013
Gorman: the tone was a pretty sharpt rebuke. it talked about the –it criticized the government for not taking stronger measures to protect privacy. It criticized the government for not even really trying to find new ways to collect information so it would have these kind of violations. And in one of it’s sharpest rebukes, it said this is the third time in the last
Siobhan Gorman
Wall Street Journal Reporter
KQED 08/21/2013
Gorman continued: three years that we feel that the government has misrepresented its collection programs to the courts. So we've heard about the checks the court places on surveillance and this opinion shows on the one hand that the court does provide a major check but on the other it's after the fact and the NSA has a fair amount of leeway also to construct its surveillance programs and there's a certain amount of self-policing that goes on there
Siobhan Gorman
Wall Street Journal Reporter
KQED 08/21/2013
Gorman: domestic communications are being picked up by the NSA is just the same as it has been at least since 2008. The way that NSA handles those communications now is somewhat different. They are trying to basically segregate and quarantine the sets of communications that are likely to contain wholly domestic communications and handle them so that they don't get distributed throughout NSA databases or into intelligence reports and make their way kind of throughout the system in a searchable form.
Siobhan Gorman
Wall Street Journal Reporter
KQED 08/21/2013
Gorman: the nation security agency has entered into, under a court order, with major US telecommunications providers. Collectively, those providers cover 75% of united states communications. The NSA and the telephone companies have constructed sort of a two-step filtering system that means that the telecommunications companies do the first cut of filtering based on the guidelines that NSA provide under the court order and then
Siobhan Gorman
Wall Street Journal Reporter
KQED 08/21/2013
Gorman continued: they pass a subset of that information to NSA, they call it a data stream. NSA then takes that data stream and filters it again against specific criteria that it has, such as an e-mail address or a set of internet protocol addresses
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